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NEC HT1000 projector giving me problems

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by eugdog, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. eugdog

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    my NEC is unwatchable. After about 45 min of watching the picture becomes seriously distorted by "ghost" images flickering over the picture. Then the colour pigment fails causing all the red to go away. The Blue screen turns margenta. All flesh tones become a horrible white colour.

    Does any know what is happening? If I turn the projector off and let it cool down then it gets better for a while. It is so frustrating:confused:
     
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    I'd call NEC and get it swapped out. Sounds rather sick :(
     
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    Not running via scart is it? There's a problem where some DVD players give a macrovision effect via rgb scart. Try component, s-video and composite from the same player and see if the same effect is present. If it is, try it from a different player or source like a video recorder and see what the tv tuner image is like.

    If it's the same via all sources and inputs, then Messiah has already given the answer.

    NEC seem pretty good with after sales support, so you shouldn't have any problems really.

    Gary.
     
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    Eek! Sorry, assumed all the usual checks would have been done to isolate the pj as the problem unit.
     
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    Gary,

    I am in the process of purchasing a ht1000(see numerous threads) and was wondering if this would happen if I connected my 'old'717 pioneer up to the pj via a js tech rgb scart to component cable?
    Cheers,
    Phil
     
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    It looks like it might be player dependant!

    I found that using an old Samsung 709 via the scart adapter I get the macrovision type interference. Using a cheapy Alba 108 doesn't seem to have the same issues though. So it doesn't do it with all players by the loks of it.

    According to NEC UK, they have a high end Pioneer via scart, and they don't have any problems, but my dealer tried his Pioneer (656 I think) and had the same issues.

    I seem to remember it did it with another dvd player (Tosh maybe), and over at avsforum, there are a few other european people with the HT1000 who are having similar problems.

    You'll still get a great picture via s-video, but it'll be obviously less sharp than RGB.

    Gary.
     
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    even with the change to component?with the js tech box?

    Phil
     
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    I don't know - the problem does not exist with component from any player I've tried (and I've tried a few. :) ), so that may be a work around.

    Do you already own one or are you thinking of buying one?

    Gary.
     
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    Thinking of buying one..
    Should be ordering next week I hope.....
    any tips?

    Phil
     
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    I've never tried one, so I can't help you there unfortunately.

    I hope it works. Have you thought of upgrading the player? You'll probably get a good price for the 717 in the classifieds.

    Gary.
     
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    will try with the 717 when i get the pj,will let you know how it goes.
    Cheers,

    Phil
     
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    Looking forward to seeing what you think of it. You buying without a demo?

    Gary.
     
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    no have had a demo at av-sales and nexnix

    Phil
     
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    ERR...am I thick?

    but how do you connect rgb scart into the pj anyway?
    Via some sort of convertor cable? into what? the mini d-sub????

    I notice (through a piccy of the back panel!) that it has a screen trigger?does this mean i would not need to buy one??

    Phil

    p.s. sorry for hijacking this thread!

    If I am thick i apologise!!
     
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    The pj comes with a scart to vga adapter, and you use the menus to tell the pj to accept a scart signal. It's normaly looking for rgb/component.

    All you need is a scart to scart lead to connect from the pj to the adapter. I used a normal scart lead to the adapter, then a vga to vga connector to connect it to my 25ft vga cable that I was previously using for the htpc. Depending on how long you need the cable may depend on your choise of vga or scart lead as the longest item.

    I've not used the screen trigger (didn't know it had one. :O ), but i would guess that it woukld send out a signal to the electric screen and cause it to roll down/up as you turn it on/off. You'll probably need to get the wire from the pj to screen though.

    Gary.
     
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    Most if not all electric screens come with just a mechanical "up/down" wall switch. You'll still need an additional "trigger" box, available as an accessory with your screen (unless you're handy with a soldering iron :D ).

    :smoke:
     
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    Do a drawing Kramer, there's a good chap. :)

    Some may want to have a bash with the soldering iron.

    Gary.
     

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